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The Internet Conference & Exhibition for Librarians & Information Managers 
Cybertours & Drive Thrus 
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Announcing a series of free cybertours and drive thru sessions for Internet Librarian 2002 exhibit hall visitors. Taking place at the CyberCorner in the exhibit hall, these cybertours and drive thrus cover a range of topics & subject areas.  They are open to all and add value to your visit.   Space is limited so it first-come, first-served.

Join our net savvy web experts for a look at their favorite sites!  There is no need to register, simply pick the cybertour or drive thru of interest to you and arrive at our CyberCorner within the Internet Librarian 2002 exhibit hall at the appropriate time. 

Tuesday, November 5th

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Tools & Techniques for Internet Librarians 
Come hear about the latest tools and techniques used by an expert, Gary Price, Editor, Virtual Acquisition Shelf & News Desk , so you too can keep current with new internet reference resources.  The co-author of the Invisible Web shares on this drive thru the tools he uses to monitor the 'net and keep current, as well as some tips for finding quality material.

12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Bates' Competitive Intelligence Cybertour 
Do you need to keep track of your organization's competitors and the competitive landscape in general? In this face-paced cybertour Mary Ellen Bates, industry expert and author of Super Searchers Do Business & Super Searchers Cover the World, covers the top sites and techniques for competitive intelligence gathering.

1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Next Generation Library Users 
So what do we need to know about our future clients?  Are they different than us?  Yes, says this global trend watcher, Stephen Abram, VP Corporate Development, Micromedia ProQuest.  So what do we do?  Come and hear some potential strategies for dealing with nextgen patrons on this interesting drive thru.

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Strategies for the High Tech Reference Desk 
Irene McDermott, San Marino Public Library & author of The Librarian's Internet Survival Guide, provides on this drive thru useful troubleshooting tips and advice, Web resources for answering reference questions, and strategies for managing information and keeping current.

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Cybertour of Homeland Security Sites 
Go on a reconnaissance mission with Donna Scheeder, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, and survey the key resource sites for Homeland Security issues in the Executive and Legislative branches.  In addition, this cybertour provides a host of informative links to public policy organizations and key publications. No security clearance required!

4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Exploring the Wayback Machine 
 Are finding dead links and vanished Web sites important to you?  Then join our expert, Greg Notess, Reference Librarian, Montana State University & Creator, Search Engine Showdown, on this drive thru exploration of the World Wide Web of yore, and learn how to use advanced features of the Wayback Machine from the Internet Archive. 

Wednesday, November 6th

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
The Invisible Web (IW) 
Some of the authoritative information accessible over the Internet is virtually invisible to search engines.  Other material, often time sensitive content, can't be located via search engines.  So how can you take advantage of the IW?  How can yo find this content?  Our expert,  Chris Sherman, Co-Author, The Invisible Web & Editor, SearchDay Newsletter, gives you a glimpse on this drive thru at how to take advantage of the invisible web.

12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Consumer Health Info Cybertour 
Whether it's information about a health care provider, some new treatment, or any of the other infinite health issues that confront the health consumer, the wealth of information can by daunting.  Hear our expert, Micki McIntyre, HealthyNJ Librarian, UMDNJ Health Sciences Library, share on this cybertour a compendium of sites focusing on consumer health.

1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Cybertour of Free Periodicals & Journals on the Net 
If you know where to look, you can find many Web sites that offer free content.  Judith Harris, Collection Development Librarian, and Claudia Striepe, Bibliographic Instruction Librarian, El Camino College illustrate where to find individual periodical titles with a substantial free archive, like Scientific American, government sites, newspapers and databases that index and present full-text periodical articles, like MagPortal. 

1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Using Financial Benchmarking:
Data to Measure Business Success 
Susan Wagner, Dun & Bradstreet
A thorough business evaluation requires a solid analysis of the financials and not just their own.  Instead of measuring success based on the revenue goals the individual company may have set and how they are trending against those goals, a better approach is to closely examine their own financial statement, and those of peers.  This session discusses some new tools for compiling  data into one easy-to-retrieve resource that allows businesses to gain an understanding solvency, profitability, cash flow position and operational efficiencies in comparison to high, medium and low performers within their industry.

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Internet Printing Solutions 
Printing from the Internet has special challenges white text that prints as invisible ink, frames that print the wrong portion, long pages of which only a part is wanted, pages that just don't print at all or print in a distorted or coded form, and images that were not meant to be printed. If you can see it, you can print it. Hear indispensable tips and tricks on this drive thru for dealing with peculiarities of the browsers and finding printing solutions from Irene Adams, Chaffey College

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